Reviews with Friends II: 21 Years of SE7EN

This week, Rob’s on fathering duties, so Sam is joined by Tiernan Douieb (from the ‘Partly Political Broadcast’ podcast) and Mat Wandless (‘The Longest Pleasure’). We have a chat about a film released twenty-one years ago this week: David Fincher’s SE7EN. What have been its influences in pop culture? From where has it drawn inspiration? Do we miss having someone on the podcast who’s actually seen some films? (Yes, definitely. Come back, Rob!)

Footnotes
Here’s a list of the films/tv mentioned this week (^deep breath^):
THE BIG SLEEP (1946)
SAW I—VII (2004–10)
LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN (2009)
LETHAL WEAPON (1987)
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
CRIMSON TIDE (1995)
TERMINATOR 2 (1991)
SIN CITY (2005)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)
FARGO (1996)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
COMMUNITY (2009–15)
STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE (1977)
RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
HOUSE OF CARDS (2013—)
THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992)
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (1994)
AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

You can find and download Mat’s podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-longest-pleasure/id1027920810?mt=2 (do, it’s really good — particularly the musical interludes…). He’s on Twitter as @TLPPodcast or @mojopriest.

Tiernan’s similarly excellent podcast is here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/partly-political-broadcast/id1075342863?mt=2. He’s @ParPolBro or @TiernanDouieb on Twitter. And you can download his latest stand-up show at his website; either fall on your keyboard and hope you hit the right vowels, or go here: http://tiernandouieb.vhx.tv.